I recently purchased a 1958 F100 with the vin F10C8R2596
I think I know what the vin means by checking in the LMC catalog and other sources but the plate inside the glove box has two more lines of data that I am not sure the meaning of since the plate has been painted over. The line beneath the vin line is
110N 18D F01
The next line is
05000 153 4100 2771
Any thoughts? These don't seem to line up with any of the number plates that I have seen on line.
2771 = Domestic Special Order number. Something was installed by FoMoCo that wasn't an RPO (Regular Production Order) on 1958 F100's, or the truck was painted a non standard color per the original purchasers request.
Thru 1962, there is no DSO code stamped on the Rating Plate (1948/60) or on the Warranty Plate (1961/62), unless the vehicle is a Domestic Special Order.
btw: When 8D is typed together, you get that smilie face, unless you "disable smilies in text." When typing 8D together, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the box that says so.
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.
Thanks for the answers. This clears up a lot of questions we have had. Maybe you could point me to a good place for parts besides LMC if there is one. I will be needing plenty including rear bed corners for which I am unsure of an aftermarket replacement piece. May have to fabricate it.
Thanks for that thing, I wondered what that meant.
Also, Numberdummy, I know you have the correct info and a lot more experience deciphering it. I just have the book published by Motorbooks International and it does list the N listed as green for the F series. I have found a couple other anomalies in the book too. Thanks
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